Can You Get Divorced in California?
Southern California is home to many transplants from across the country, including many military families thanks to several large military installations in the area. If you have recently moved to Southern California and are considering a divorce, can you file the paperwork in California, or do you need to divorce in your prior location? That decision could have big ramifications on how your estate is split and even what your child custody agreement looks like, since every state has their own unique divorce laws.
In order to get divorced in California, at least one spouse needs to have resided in the state for at least six months. That means that if you (or your spouse) came out to California first to oversee the move or to start a military job and you have lived in California for six months (even if your spouse has not), you can still divorce in California.
One other thing to note is that you must have lived in your current county for at least three months.
If you meet these standards and want to get divorced in Temecula, contact the attorneys at Albrecht & Albrecht for a divorce consultation.